English, Article edition: Cost Effectiveness of Proton Pump Inhibitors in Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease Without Oesophagitis: Comparison of On-Demand Esomeprazole with Conventional Omeprazole Strategies Peter Wahlqvist; Ola Junghard; Andy Higgins; ...

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  • Cost Effectiveness of Proton Pump Inhibitors in Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease Without Oesophagitis: Comparison of On-Demand Esomeprazole with Conventional Omeprazole Strategies
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  • Peter Wahlqvist
  • Ola Junghard
  • Andy Higgins
  • Jonathan Green
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  • Objectives: To evaluate the cost effectiveness of on-demand treatment with esomeprazole 20mg compared with two alternative omeprazole treatment strategies for the long-term management of patients with gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) without oesophagitis. Design: A simple Markov model was designed to compare the cost effectiveness of on-demand esomeprazole 20mg therapy for 6 months with a strategy consisting of intermittent 4-week acute treatment courses of omeprazole 20mg once daily or a strategy consisting of continuous omeprazole treatment (20mg once daily) following acute treatment of first relapse while on no drug treatment (a commonly used conventional care strategy). Relapse probabilities were based on pooled results from two 6-month placebo-controlled clinical studies of on-demand esomeprazole 20mg treatment in patients with GORD without oesophagitis and on results from a GORD study with a 6-month untreated follow-up. The expected number of relapses per patient was used as the effectiveness measure. Setting and perspective: Patient management assumptions were based on a UK physician survey. The cost-effectiveness analysis considered UK direct medical costs from the perspective of the National Health Service. Results: The pooled analysis showed that after 6 months treatment, 90% of patients could control symptoms effectively with on-demand esomeprazole 20mg. The expected number of relapses per patient was estimated at 0.10 for on-demand esomeprazole, 0.57 to 1.12 for intermittent omeprazole and 0.47 to 0.75 for conventional omeprazole treatment. The esomeprazole strategy incurred considerably lower direct medical costs (16 to 61%) than either omeprazole strategy. Conclusion: On-demand treatment with esomeprazole 20mg is cost effective compared with two alternative omeprazole treatment strategies in patients with GORD without oesophagitis.
  • Cost effectiveness, Esomeprazole, Gastro oesophageal reflux, Omeprazole, Pharmacoeconomics, Proton pump inhibitors
  • RePEc:wkh:phecon:v:20:y:2002:i:4:p:267-277
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